The Eater’s Manual

Posted by Tony Thompson

Michael Pollan is a professor of science journalism and a popular writer on food and nutrition. (See below for a link to an earlier post by Zack Maddox about Pollan.)

Pollan can turn the memorable phrase that gets the point made. Example: ‘Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.’

Here’s another: ‘If it came from a plant, eat it; if it was made in a plant, don’t.’

On when and how often to treat yourself: ‘No snacks, no seconds, no sweets — except on days that begin with the letter S.’

And one word of great advice: ‘Cook.’

Cook, as in, don’t eat out too much, and don’t eat processed foods out of bags, jars, cans, etc. Cook real, fresh food that you get on the outside perimeter of the supermarket floor (or better still, the local farmer’s market).

Now that I have plagiarized most of the article, here’s a link to a review of Pollan’s latest book and more about the author.